100 Essential Modern Poems

100 Essential Modern Poems

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Hardcover, Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005, ISBN# 1566636124
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100 ESSENTIAL MODERN POEMS

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100 ESSENTIAL MODERN POEMS

Inspired and inspirational, worldly wise, deeply felt, and often delightfully funny here in one compact volume are 100 of the greatest poems written in English over the last century, memorable masterpieces that everyone should know and enjoy. Selected and introduced by Joseph Parisi, former longtime editor of Poetry magazine, this brilliant collection brings together the greatest poems by all the classic authors, along with the choicest works by today's most accomplished artists in America and abroad. From W. H. Auden and T. S. Eliot to John Ashbery and A. R. Ammons; Elizabeth Bishop and Marianne Moore to Sylvia Plath and Mary Oliver; Robert Frost and W. B. Yeats to Allen Ginsberg and Thom Gunn, this comprehensive anthology features the poems that have best expressed the spirit of our times and helped create modern culture. In addition to such ground-breaking works as "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and "Howl," Mr. Parisi has included the incisive social satire and whimsical wordplay of such wits as Dorothy Parker, Ogden Nash, and Frank O'Hara. Among contemporary poets in the book are Seamus Heaney, Jane Kenyon, Rita Dove, Sharon Olds, Paul Muldoon, Adrienne Rich, and the redoubtable Billy Collins, all of whom have already achieved wide popular acclaim for poems that speak compellingly about modern life and the perennial concerns of the human heart. Mr. Parisi provides a general introduction to the book and introduces each poem with a brief biographical and critical note. For anyone who wishes to discover or to re-experience the most important and vital poems of our time, 100 Essential Modern Poems is, quite simply, indispensable.

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Number of Pages: 305
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Subject: POETRY (POETIC WORKS BY ONE AUTHOR)
Author: Parisi, Joseph
Target Audience: Trade
Book Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Natl Book Network
ISBN-13: 9781566636124
Fiction/Nonfiction: Y
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 6.00 x 9.00 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 1566636124
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